Vaccines are proven safe and effective. Now just shut up and get your damned shots!
That’s the essence of the mainstream “discussion” about vaccines. The establishment media won’t even scratch the surface of this issue and have utterly failed to properly inform the public.
Perverse incentives have been created by the government’s intervention into the market, including its granting of legal immunity to the pharmaceutical industry against vaccine injuries. Public health officials insist vaccines are safe while the government manages a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to shift the cost burden of vaccine injuries away from the industry and onto the taxpayers.
Meanwhile, anyone who dares to question the CDC’s recommended childhood schedule is deemed a heretic and viciously attacked, rather than the legitimate concerns about vaccines being addressed. It’s become a religion wherein one cannot stray from official dogma lest one be labeled a “conspiracy theorist” or “anti-science”–means of avoiding discussing the very real and legitimate concerns about public policy. What the public is being told that science says about vaccines by the priests of this region and what science actually informs us are two completely different things.
And our liberty is at stake as the government violates our right to informed consent in the service not of the public, but the vaccine industry.
I talked about all this and much more with C.Jay Engel of Reformed Libertarian. If you want to understand how it can be possible that the public could be systematically misinformed about what science actually says about the safety and efficacy of vaccines, this is a must-listen interview: